Youth Music Opportunities


Youth Music Opportunities


Young Artists Concerto Competition

2024-2025 Competition

Waynesboro Symphony Youth Concerto Competitio n for 2024-25The Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce our second Young Artists Concerto Competition for the coming 2024-25 season! Please download and read the Concerto Competition Guidelines Document (PDF) and the Approved Repertoire List (PDF), both shown below. Also, please make note of these important dates:

  • Deadline for submitting links to Preliminary Round videos:
    11:59 PM, Monday, October 14, 2024
  • Final Round (in person):
    Saturday, November 16, 2024


WSO Concerto Competition Guidelines 2024-25

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The 2021-22 Concert Season ushered in the WSO’s inaugural Young Artists Concerto Competition, which is open to students aged 13-18 who reside in several Central Virginia counties. Structured similar to other music competitions — and not unlike the work required for a music conservatory audition — our Waynesboro Symphony Concerto Competition is a 2-round competition. The initial round consists of  submitting an unedited video recording of the competitor’s entry, selected from a list of approved repertoire. Entries have to be a minimum of 8 minutes long but not exceed 25 minutes.

In October, 2021, these entries were reviewed by a committee of professional musician judges, and they selected finalists who were invited to Waynesboro to participate in the final, live round in November, before a new panel of judges. The winners were invited to perform their selections with the WSO at its February 2022 concerts. A cash prize was also awarded to each winner.

Congratulations to our 2022 Concerto Competition Winners:
  • Cindy Liu, Oboe (Harrisonburg High School), performed Haydn: Oboe Concerto in C Major (Mvt. I. Allegro Spirituoso)
  • Bob Kammauff, Tuba (Charlottesville High School), performed Gregson: Tuba Concerto (Mvt. I. Allegro Deciso)
  • Zifan “Francis” Deng, Viola (The Miller School) performed Hoffmeister: Viola Concerto in D Major, (Mvt. I.  Allegro)

The WSO will hold this Concerto Competition every few years, with the next one scheduled for our 2024-25 season.

WSO 2025 Youth Concerto Competition
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We have a number of talented WSO Principals and adult professional players who are available to give private lessons to students and adults. We offer this page as a free referral service. Please contact them directly at the links below for more information.

James Tobin
(815) 501-6477
Soprano, Bass and E-flat Clarinets, beginning Saxophone
Studio located in Charlottesville
Bill Parrish
(434) 851-5883
Oboe and oboe reed making
Home studio located in Waynesboro
Patty Holland
(715) 570-1104
Bassoon, Contra Bassoon 
Augusta County, Lexington, Harrisonburg
Suzanne Pattison
(434) 242-5404
Bassoon, Piano for students with special needs
Studio located in Northern Albemarle County
Catherine Creasy
(540) 209-5467
French Horn
Home studio located near Harrisonburg
Tara Davis
Violin, Piano, Music Theory
Studio located in Harrisonburg
Elizabeth Cantrell
Cello: Registered Teacher Trainer, Suzuki Association of the Americas
Studio located in Crozet Arts
Stanley Beckwith
[email protected]
Viola and Violin
Charlottesville and surrounding areas